EQUITY: Quantify Inequalities in Access to Health Services and Health Status
|USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1|
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Getting the FP/RH, HIV, and maternal and child health needs of the poor on the national policy agenda requires an appreciation of the magnitude and urgency of the issues. Thus, the second component of the EQUITY Framework involves quantifying the level of inequalities in health service access and health status. Techniques such as quintile analyses and mapping of poverty or most-at-risk populations can help to identify the areas and groups most in need of health services. To illustrate an approach for quantifying inequalities, this brief summarizes a study that examined reproductive and maternal health indicators by relative wealth and place of residence in 16 countries.
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|Document Type:||Policy Briefs|
|No. of Pages:||4|
|Country:||Bangladesh, Nigeria, Global, AFRICA, ASIA & MIDDLE EAST, LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN|
|Keywords:||Poverty & Equity, Maternal Health, FP/RH, End of Project (EOP)|